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Coolest Octopus Baby Shower Cake

I made this Octopus Baby Shower Cake for my niece’s 1st baby shower. The theme for the shower was “Under the Sea with Baby and Me!”

A cute rolled fondant octopus cake was the inspiration to this cute little fellow. Never having worked with fondant before, I used buttercream icing.

I baked 3 cakes with a 9″ Wilton cake pan for the base and baked 1 cake with the Wilton ball cake pan for the octopus body.

I iced the layers and used cake dowels for strength, cut a flat spot on the ball cake and placed it on top of the layers for Oscar’s body. I used plastic eyes and made his legs using a large cake decorating nozzle. No special tip. I used a small writing tip to swirl greenery on the sides and outline the bow tie. I used a cupcake to make his sailor cap.

It was fun and easy! I think “Oscar the Octopus” is going to be a hit!

1 thought on “Coolest Octopus Baby Shower Cake”

  1. What a great octopus cake! I hope I am able to make something like this, really wanted to use butter cream frosting (instead of fondant) as well. Thank you so much for sharing this, I am sure it was a big hit at your party! I’d like to try this, but with a cone shaped hat for a birthday- any suggestions? I can’t use an ice cream cone or anything that has any of the top 8 allergens (milk/dairy/casein, soy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish or shellfish) so that is an extra challenge. (I am making allergin- free cake & mock-“buttercream” frosting.


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